Expect to hear a lot of talk about the ABCs of the university admissions process in the United States next month in Dubai. College representatives and student advisors from the region will be talking about how to make the process for international students as easy as 1-2-3.
The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate in Dubai will welcome official student advisors from around the Middle East and North Africa to the EducationUSA Regional Forum, a student advising and recruitment conference held once every three years, from September 1-3. This is the first time the event will be organized in Dubai.
The highlight will be a free U.S. University Fair open to local students and the general public on Wednesday, September 2 from 4-7 pm at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. Students and their families will have the unique opportunity to speak directly with representatives from an impressive variety of universities to talk about admissions, scholarships, and general questions. Students from all high schools in the United Arab Emirates are invited to attend.
“There are so many great higher education opportunities in the United States, but choosing the right university is important,” says Mr. Ali E. Lejlic, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Lejlic is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Embassies around the region want to make sure that local students get the information they need, and our EducationUSA teams do just that by providing free, objective information about the many accredited colleges and universities in each and every one of America’s 50 states. We know that American programs offer the best quality education, with variety, diversity and value like nowhere else in the world, so the embassy takes great pride in offering an open door and warm welcome,” says Lejlic.
The conference will include delegates from prominent testing services, including CollegeBoard, ETS and IELTS, as well as representatives from the following U.S. universities:
- Albion College (Michigan)
- College of the Canyons (California)
- Colorado State University
- Emory University (Georgia)
- George Washington University (Washington D.C.)
- Loyola Marymount (California)
- Minerva Schools (California)
- Minot State University (North Dakota)
- New York Film Academy
- Ohio State University
- Pepperdine University (California)
- Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia)
- Shoreline Community College (Washington state)
- Syracuse University (New York)
- University of California
- University of Minnesota
- University of Missouri
- University of Washington
- Vanderbilt University (Tennessee)
- Western Kentucky University
- Wright State University (Ohio)